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April 13, 2017
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Canada sees emerging role for wind energy



Washington (UPI) Apr 6, 2017
With economic diversification on the agenda in Canada, the country's natural resources minister said this may be the start of the era for wind energy. Wind energy advocates and government officials visited Quebec for a regional energy conference as the North American energy landscape is shifting. Robert Hornung, the president of the Canadian Wind Energy Association, told the audience more of the economic growth needs to be powered by low-carbon sources. "We have the resources and we have ... read more

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U.N. says low-carbon economy not a "pipe dream"
Washington (UPI) Apr 4, 2017
The decline in energy sector emissions and emerging grid parity for renewables shows a shift to a low-carbon economy isn't a "pipe dream," a U.N. panel found. ... more
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Japan scientist eyes energy burst from 'typhoon turbine'
Tokyo (AFP) March 29, 2017
Most people look for a place to hide when a typhoon is on the horizon, but Atsushi Shimizu hopes that the fury of nature may one day help resource-poor Japan tackle its energy woes. ... more
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Mega-wind farm offshore Denmark clears hurdle
Washington (UPI) Mar 28, 2017
Danish plans to build one of the larger wind farms in European territorial waters are in line with competition and environmental goals there, a governing body said. ... more
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North Carolina offshore wind hailed as job creator
Washington (UPI) Mar 17, 2017
The results of an auction for the right to develop wind energy offshore North Carolina makes it a major low-carbon economic stimulus, a trade group said. ... more
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North Carolina ready for offshore wind energy auction
Washington (UPI) Mar 16, 2017
More than 100,000 acres off the coast of North Carolina go on the auction block Thursday for potential wind energy development, the U.S. government said. ... more
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Flagship English Channel wind farm nears completion
London (UPI) Mar 13, 2017
The first turbines for the English Channel's Rampion wind farm, which will meet the demands of nearly 347,000 homes, are installed, a German company said. ... more
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French, Spanish companies set for more wind power off coast of France
Paris (UPI) Mar 06, 2017
French and Spanish energy companies said Monday they were setting their sights on building up the wind energy potential off the coast of France. ... more
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Wind energy gaining traction, U.S. trade group says
Washington DC (UPI) Mar 07, 2017
Wind energy in the United States is making a case for itself as a cheap source of energy that steers revenue to rural America, an industry trade group said. ... more
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German company to store US wind energy in batteries in Texas
Essen, Germany (UPI) Mar 3, 2017
A German energy company with wind energy assets in the United States said it wanted to establish itself as a leader in efforts to store energy from renewables. ... more
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Breakthrough research for testing and arranging vertical axis wind turbines
Washington DC (SPX) Mar 01, 2017
The sight of propeller-like rotating blades positioned high up the pole of a tall horizontal-axis wind turbine (HAWT) may be familiar to many. Often grouped in wind farms, HAWTs provide significant ... more


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Michigan meets renewable energy targets
Lansing, Mich. (UPI) Feb 16, 2017
All electric service providers in Michigan met their renewable energy targets, with wind contributing most to the green economy, a public commission found. ... more
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British grid drawing power from new offshore wind farm
Stavanger, Norway (UPI) Feb 9, 2017
While only a fraction of the total capacity is realized, Norwegian energy company Statoil said the British grid is getting power from its latest wind farm. ... more
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Russia's nuclear giant pushes into wind energy
Moscow (AFP) Jan 31, 2017
Russia's nuclear agency Rosatom said Tuesday that it was joining with a Dutch company to create a wind turbine venture, hoping to tap a domestic market worth billions of euros each year. ... more
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Prysmian UK to supply land cable connections for East Anglia ONE offshore wind farm
Milan, Italy (SPX) Jan 31, 2017
Prysmian Group, world leader in the energy and telecom cable systems industry, has secured a Pounds 27 million contract with East Anglia One Limited to supply and install the land cable connection ... more

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AREVA NP Signs Contract for Outage Services at Farley Nuclear Generating Station
Washington DC (SPX) Apr 13, 2017
AREVA NP signed a contract with Southern Nuclear to provide outage services at the Joseph M. Farley Nuclear Generating Station* units 1 and 2 between 2017 and 2021. Over the course of six outages, AREVA NP will provide refueling, steam generator and specialty non-destructive examination services, inspection and reactor coolant pump services that support the Farley plant in providing carbon-free ... more
Paris, France (SPX) Apr 12, 2017
AREVA and KAZATOMPROM sign a strategic agreement
Johannesburg (AFP) April 9, 2017
S.Africa to re-think nuclear deal after junk status : ANC
Paris (AFP) April 9, 2017
France enshrines decision to close oldest nuclear plant
Powerpedia Forms Nonprofit to Provide Free Solar Systems to Orphanages Throughout Baja Mexico and Beyond
San Diego CA (SPX) Apr 13, 2017
Powerpedia, a San Diego-based renewable energy consultancy has announced the formation of the nonprofit organization "#GetChargedUp" to facilitate a multi-year commitment of providing free solar systems to orphanages throughout Baja Mexico and beyond, under its flagship program #EmpowerOrphans. "I recently had a chance to spend the day with children and volunteers at the Rancho de Los Nino ... more
Washington (UPI) Apr 10, 2017
IEA: India needs diverse investments in renewables
Treviso, Italy (SPX) Apr 10, 2017
Upsolar Introduces its Floating Solar Technology to Europe
Nairobi, Kenya (SPX) Apr 10, 2017
Record new renewable power capacity added worldwide at lower cost
For Palestinian family, an udder-ly unique power source
Dahriya (AFP) April 12, 2017
Power comes in many forms, but Kamal al-Jebrini's family looked to where others may fear to tread for a new source of it: cow dung. The family has begun recycling waste from its cows to produce electricity for one of the largest Palestinian dairy plants and even to provide power to some houses. They discovered the idea during trips abroad and decided cow dung that would otherwise mainly ... more
Washington (UPI) Apr 7, 2017
Gripen fighter completes test flights using 100 percent biofuel
Champaign IL (SPX) Apr 06, 2017
Scientists engineer sugarcane to produce biodiesel, more sugar for ethanol
San Francisco CA (SPX) Apr 04, 2017
Ridding the oceans of plastics by turning the waste into valuable fuel
Anticipating hazards from fracking-induced earthquakes in Canada and US
San Francisco CA (SPX) Apr 13, 2017
As hydraulic fracturing operations expand in Canada and in some parts of the United States, researchers at the 2017 Seismological Society of America's (SSA) Annual Meeting are taking a closer look at ways to minimize hazards from the earthquakes triggered by those operations. Hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, is a method of hydrocarbon recovery that uses high-pressure injections of fluid ... more
Washington (UPI) Apr 12, 2017
No end in sight for rally on crude oil prices
Washington (UPI) Apr 12, 2017
Russia plans to cut oil output by 300,000 barrels per day
Washington (UPI) Apr 12, 2017
Shell claims low-carbon edge
U.S. emissions generally lower last year
Washington (UPI) Apr 10, 2017
The only U.S. sector where emissions of carbon dioxide increased last year was in the transportation sector, an Energy Department division reported. A daily brief from the U.S. Energy Information Administration reported CO2 emissions from the transportation sector increased 1.9 percent from 2015 levels. Emissions directly from motor gasoline increased 1.8 percent and the overall sector ... more
Washington (AFP) April 3, 2017
World Bank urges more investment for developing global electricity
New York (AFP) April 3, 2017
US states begin legal action on Trump energy delay
Paris (AFP) March 28, 2017
Program to be axed saves energy in LA buildings
Physicists develop ultrathin superconducting film
Saarbrucken, Germany (SPX) Apr 10, 2017
Experimental physicists in the research group led by Professor Uwe Hartmann at Saarland University have developed a thin nanomaterial with superconducting properties. Below about -200 C these materials conduct electricity without loss, levitate magnets and can screen magnetic fields. The particularly interesting aspect of this work is that the research team has succeeded in creating super ... more
Plainsboro NJ (SPX) Apr 10, 2017
Scientists further understanding of a process that causes heat loss in fusion devices
Washington DC (SPX) Apr 13, 2017
Art of paper-cutting inspires self-charging paper device
Ithaca NY (SPX) Apr 12, 2017
Group works toward devising topological superconductor
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When distracted drivers slow down, danger ensues, study shows
Washington (UPI) Apr 11, 2017
Researchers in Australia are working to quantify the risks of distracted driving. Their latest study suggests distracted drivers tend to slow down, which can engender a variety of dangerous scenarios. Often, people equate slower speeds with a reduction in the risk of traffic accidents and automobile accident injuries. But the latest research, detailed in the journal Accident Analysis an ... more
Brisbane, Australia (SPX) Apr 06, 2017
Renewable energy needed to drive uptake of electric vehicles
Ottawa (AFP) March 30, 2017
Ford boosts research in Canada for connected cars
Washington (AFP) April 3, 2017
Tesla tops quarterly sales forecast
To save honey bees, human behavior must change
Annapolis MD (SPX) Apr 10, 2017
In the search for answers to the complex health problems and colony losses experienced by honey bees in recent years, it may be time for professionals and hobbyists in the beekeeping industry to look in the mirror. In a research essay to be published this week in the Entomological Society of America's Journal of Economic Entomology, Robert Owen argues that human activity is a key driver in ... more
Brisbane, Australia (SPX) Apr 10, 2017
A step forward to making crops drought tolerant
Tokyo, Japan (SPX) Apr 10, 2017
New rice fights off drought
Washington (UPI) Apr 10, 2017
Archaeologists untangle the complex food webs of the Ancestral Puebloans
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Polluted London sets its sights on cars
London (AFP) April 9, 2017
Gone are the days of London's "pea souper" smogs, but like many European cities, the British capital is once again being choked by pollution - and has road traffic firmly in its sights. In 1952, the Great Smog suffocated London for five days, bringing the city to a standstill as soot-filled clouds descended onto the streets and into people's lungs, leaving more than 12,000 dead. The cri ... more
Washington (AFP) April 10, 2017
Road salt runoff threatens US, Canada lakes: study
Shanghai (AFP) April 6, 2017
Shanghai river clean-up leaves boat-dwellers in limbo
Dhaka (AFP) April 6, 2017
Bangladesh closes one of world's most polluted places
A big-picture look at the world's worst Ebola epidemic
Seattle WA (SPX) Apr 13, 2017
An international effort to analyze the entire database of Ebola virus genomes from the 2013-2016 West African epidemic reveals insights into factors that sped or slowed the rampage and calls for using real-time sequencing and data-sharing to contain future viral disease outbreaks. Published in the journal Nature, the analysis found that the epidemic unfolded in small, overlapping outbreaks ... more
Washington DC (SPX) Apr 13, 2017
Viral fossils reveal how our ancestors may have eliminated an ancient infection
Washington (UPI) Mar 28, 2017
Scientists image one of the largest viruses on the planet
Madrid, Spain (SPX) Mar 29, 2017
Transgenic plants against malaria
Diamonds coupled using quantum physics
Vienna, Austria (SPX) Apr 12, 2017
Diamonds with minute flaws could play a crucial role in the future of quantum technology. For some time now, researchers at TU Wien have been studying the quantum properties of such diamonds, but only now have they succeeded in coupling the specific defects in two such diamonds with one another. This is an important prerequisite for the development of new applications, such as highly sensi ... more
Dublin, Ireland (SPX) Apr 10, 2017
Graphene Flagship researches create thin film transistors printed with layered materials
Hong Kong (AFP) April 4, 2017
'Pink Star' diamond fetches record $71.2 mn in Hong Kong
Boston MA (SPX) Apr 04, 2017
Researchers 'iron out' graphene's wrinkles
UNM physicist discovers strange forces acting on nanoparticles
Albuquerque NM (SPX) Apr 12, 2017
A new scientific paper published, in part, by a University of New Mexico physicist is shedding light on a strange force impacting particles at the smallest level of the material world. The discovery, published in Physical Review Letters, was made by an international team of researchers lead by UNM Assistant Professor Alejandro Manjavacas in the Department of Physics and Astronomy. Collabor ... more
Washington DC (SPX) Apr 06, 2017
How nanoparticles affect flow through porous stuff in surprising ways
Krasnoyarsk, Russia (SPX) Apr 10, 2017
Scientists created nanopowders for the synthesis of new aluminum alloys
Washington (UPI) Apr 10, 2017
Scientists identify unusual force acting on nanoparticles
China remains world's biggest executioner: Amnesty
Beijing (AFP) April 10, 2017
China executed more people in 2016 than all other nations combined, Amnesty International said Tuesday, as death penalties in the world decreased overall. The human rights organisation estimates the Asian giant alone killed "thousands" of people, a figure based on examinations of court records and news reports. All other countries together executed at least 1,032 people last year - a ... more
Hong Kong (AFP) April 10, 2017
Hong Kong protester jailed over anti-China clashes
Los Angeles (AFP) April 5, 2017
US authorities bust visa fraud scheme for wealthy Chinese
Beijing (AFP) April 5, 2017
Billionaire Warren Buffet becomes face of Coke in China
Two Russians, one American land back on Earth from ISS
Dzhezkazgan, Kazakhstan (AFP) April 10, 2017
Two Russian cosmonauts and a US astronaut touched down safely in central Kazakhstan Monday following a 173-day mission aboard the International Space Station (ISS). "Touchdown confirmed," said a commentator on NASA Television, describing it as a "textbook" landing. NASA astronaut Shane Kimbrough was accompanied by Russian space agency cosmonauts Sergei Ryzhikov and Andrei Borisenko in ... more
Houston TX (SPX) Apr 10, 2017
You Say Tomato, I Say Tomatosphere: ISS Science to the Classroom
Pasadena CA (JPL) Apr 10, 2017
NASA Invests in 22 Visionary Exploration Concepts
Rio De Janeiro (Sputnik) Apr 10, 2017
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